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Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Remember the olden days when you kept a journal?
Or as a young girl, it was called a diary?
It came with a little key, which could easily be substituted for a nail file or pen knife if you
happen to lose it...
I have kept a few in my time of travels or just of doodles and ideas.
Or how about those big binder-like photo albums?
Hours would be spent chronologically laying out your life between the pages...
that great trip to the cottage, Christmas time with big hair,
baby pictures by the scores and loved ones who've come and gone...
And the BOXES of pictures which didn't make the cut, but you just couldn't
bring yourself to throw away.
Well now you can keep all of that and a myriad more of information
in a different kind of box.
Yup the personal computer.
Seems that late last week my box got crushed under the heavy weight
of technology and crashed.
Not quite burned but definitely crashed.
Lucky for me we have a super geek in town who was able to
retrieve all of the important stuff....mainly my pictures and some of Tom's writing.
So I sit here on a PC at the library and realize that I have a slight addiction.
You see I have realized once again that I enjoy my time at the screen.
Checking email, blogging and using it for research.
How many times in the past week have I gone to look something up
on Google and was stopped dead in my tracks by the stark
realization that my own personal reference library is not available.
When I go up to my desk there is a big gap.
A sad space of nothingness.
So I must be patient while Dr Geek performs his magic and saves
the life of my vessel of ideas.
My container of memories.
My link to all of you.
Hope to be back soon!


farmlady said...

This strikes terror on my heart. When did we turn over our lives, photographs, thoughts and feelings to this thing called the INTERNET? When did we stop writing things on paper, making photographs on photo paper and keeping files in a drawer?
The world will come to an end if this whole computer,internet, being friends with everyone in the world craziness ever decides to take a holiday.
It's really quite scary....

I hope you get everything back and in place. Thank goodness for "Computer Geeks". They are worth their weight in gold.

gz said...

Must back up and print off the blog...need the family geek to help, however

It is scary when you think how much is being "saved" online, even cds have a limited life.....

Anonymous said...

i am just now returning "home" (and when i say home, i know i am home when i've caught up with your blog). first my work computer crashed and then my own laptop. so i relate to your loss. but no fear, all your data should be recoverable. (at least all of mine was). i don't know what i'd do if i ever came home and you were not here! :)

by the way i switched from blogger to wordpress because i was beginning to suspect my blogger dashboard of having a "bad cold". come see me at my new place!

Brenda Stratton said...

Hang in there Kerry. Be patient. I hope it won't be toooo long...I miss not having you there. Brenda

Cobalt Violet said...

I am with farmlady strikes terror in my heart.
I haven't backed up my photos is ages. Thanks for the reminder but I am sorry you have to deal with computer troubles. Grrr. So frustrating, my friend.

Well take time to do something you don't normally do and explore something you wouldn't normally have time for.

Buona fortuna Kerry! Be back soon!